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Brewed by Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus
Style: Belgian Ale
Westvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Westvleteren Blond is the basic beer for the monks’ own consumption, since 1999, when the former 6° dark ale (red cap) was finally discarded, after the 4° had already gone that path.


Huubs' rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huubs (142) - - JAN 5, 2013
Geel, beetje troebel vooral door de gistresten, met goede witte schuimkraag die een vrij dikke laag overlaat. Geur van citroen(taart) en wat banaan en brood. Smaak is licht citroen, wat kruidig met wat gist. Beperkt koolzuur en iets romigere aanvoel dan gemiddeld. Het is een vrij simpel bier, maar heeft toch meer diepgang dan je in eerste instantie merkt. Aldus Huubs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml poured in a Westvleteren chalice. A: Pours a very cloudy beige color forming a big white head which dissipates reasonably fast but not totally leaving alot of lacings. Also many particles can be seen floating around S: The first thing to hit the nose is bread. Very bready and also yeasty. Followed by fruits, mainly pears and figs. Journey continues with the flowery and earthy hops in the end. Bit of alcohol. Great T: Bready. Sweet malts, fruits and yeasts, mainly. Dry in the mouth with a delicate but stingy bitterness in the end. Simple and delicious O: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry upfront and grassy hoppy aftertaste. Well, not much more to say about a beer produced by one of the best brewers in the world [ BA Review @ 12/29/2011 ]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1003) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with some residue and a big creamy head. Aroma is very Belgian with fruity spicy yeast and sweet kandi notes. Full body with average carbonation. Flavour is tart with fruity yeast, spice, orange peel and kandi. Finishes with a long tart and fruity yeast, bordering farmhouse.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2880) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, nose is floral, lemon, taste is dry, light fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (674) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Dirty brownish pour with a frothy tan head. Lots of yeasty notes, some herbs, vanilla, figs, raisins and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (480) - SERBIA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle 0.33l, taste 0.2l at Belgian Beer Weekend in Grand Place Brussels Belgium.Pour it clear yellow color with small white head.Taste and aroma of citrus, wheat, spices and Belgian yeast.I really expected more.Nice and good balanced of sweetness and bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (420) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
On tap at Westvlereren; nice beer .. quite easy drinking for smooth for it’s beet type. Not as good as the 8 or 12, but a nice beer none the less. I would buy this again for sure

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2421) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
Thanks to Ezrangel for this. Pours cloudy yellow gold with a frothy white top and great lacing. Aroma is grains, straw and biscuit. Taste is light and fruity, a small peppery, biscuit finish. Just clean and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1438) - Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Fresh bottle poured at Kulminator in Antwerp. Pours hazy yellow with lots of yeasties floating around and a fluffy white head on top. Aroma of straw and hops, plenty of yeast and light fruits. Flavor is slightly dry, with apples and pears pairing with straw, a bit of sweetness balanced with hop bite, tripel funk, and some other yeast spice. Light bodied, medium plus carbonation. Really nice brew and glad I have some bottles to take home.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerconnaiseur (98) - BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2014
20.10.10 on the green capsule. Brewed in october 2009, in human language. Subtract 1 year for the blonde, 3 years for the 8 and 12 to know the batch time. This is a 5 year old bottle. Pours a golden hazy yellow and cloudy when chilled. Amazing foam head on every pour. Explosion of aromas and mellow hops (styrian goldings, northern brewer, halertau ?+!). Lemon, orange peel, white came sugar, coriander, verbena, a hint of cork far away in the nose... and a mild acidity. Pils and pale ale malt comes to mind. One of the best blonde beers around that offer a strong body compared to the low % vol. Yummy

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (243) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2014
From a belgian bottle! Pours a cloudy golden yellow and makes a medium frothy white head smells like a typical belgian white, citrus, light hops and a bit of yeast. Tastes like wheat and lemon. Light and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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